Saturday night, Sharon and I finished watching season three of Downton Abbey. We finished season one in August and season two earlier in September.
The third season comprises nine episodes. It originally aired from September 16, 2012 to November 4, 2012 with a December 25, 2012 special Christmas episode.
The show explores the lives of the fictional Crawley family, the hereditary Earls of Grantham, and their domestic servants. The storyline in season three runs from March of 1920 to November of 1921. Historical events include the Irish War of Independence leading to the formation of the Irish Free State.
While I enjoyed and recommend season three, the pace of killing off key characters reminds me of Games of Thrones. Sharon said that several key characters had only signed for three seasons. The series dealt with their departure by killing them off...